Master the skill of storying telling in Chinese

Mandarin Express Basic Level A & B

Tell stories in Chinese in a clear and coherent manner is an important skill. Use these videos to practice and to master this skill.

These videos provide basic informations of events. Students are encouraged to add more details and make their stories compelling.

Videos are made based on Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book and Mandarin Express Basic Level B Student’s Book.

Express business information

Lesson 1 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

This short video is used to review and practice how to introduce a business in Chinese, lesson 1 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Describe work schedule

Lesson 2 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

This short video is used to review and practice describing work schedule in Chinese, lesson 2 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Go shopping

Lesson 3 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

This video is used as a role play to practice shopping, comparing objects in Chinese, lesson 3 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Listen to music

Lesson 4 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Describe this video in Chinese, practicing new vocabulary learned in the lesson related to music, TV program, and etc, lesson 4 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book. Unlike other review exercises, music matters in this video, definitely not background music!

Family events

Lesson 5 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use your imagination and this video as a cue to talk about family members in Chinese. Talk about who they are, what they do and anything new about them, the topic covered in lesson 5 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Too shy to say it

Lesson 6 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use this video as props and tell a story in Chinese about a girl is too shy to say anything, adding all the details you can think of, such as who they are, what they are like, and etc. Focus on the words and expressions introduced in Lesson 6 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

What would you like to order

Lesson 7 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use this video as cues to practice naming food in Chinese, and ordering food in a restaurant. Students are encouraged to add as many more details as they can. Focus on the words and expressions introduced in Lesson 7 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

What’s on this weekend?

Lesson 8 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use this video as cues and write a conversation between two friends as they plan what to do for the coming weekend, what their options are and their preferences. Students are encouraged to add more information as they deem appropriate. Practice new words and structures learned in Lesson 8 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Travelling

Lesson 9 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Describe the video, tell a story about it, and use as many new words as you can. Students are encouraged to add more details to make the story better.

My wonderful trip

Lesson 10 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Students are invited to become the character in this video and tell the class about a wonderful trip he had. Students are encouraged to add as many details as they can.

Brands or fake brands?

Lesson 11 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and tell a story about the character purchasing a watch. Students are encouraged to give more details on what’s going on in his mind, and also to give their own opinions about purchasing fake brands.

What do they do?

Lesson 12 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Introduce each character based on the video, what their jobs are. Students are encouraged to add more details, such as whether or not they like their work and why.

She has a headache

Lesson 13 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and talk about each character’s illness in Chinese. Students are encouraged to add more details, such as who they are and why they’re not well, and also suggest remedies.

We have a visitor

Lesson 14 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Students watch the video and tell a story in Chinese, describing each character and adding more information if needed. Students and also work in pairs and write some dialogues to act out in class.

He is surprised!

Lesson 15 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Each character has a story to tell, their emotions and feelings. Students watch and describe the video in Chinese. They are encouraged to add more details.

My computer is not working.

Lesson 16 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and tell the story in Chinese. Students are invited to add more details and give the story an ending.

Where is this place?

Lesson 17 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and describe which place each scene is. Students are invited to come up some stories about the characters and what they are doing there.

What sport do you like?

Lesson 18 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and write conversations between the interviewer and interviewees about their professions and what sports they like to do. Students are encouraged to add more details to each character’s story.

What taste is broccoli?

Lesson 19 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and describe the tastes of food and drinks in Chinese. Students are invited to express their preferences.

What a beautiful place!

Lesson 20 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level B

Watch the video and describe what the character sees. Students are encouraged to add more details and make it an interesting story.


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